I’m a devil for using google for everything. I’m so lazy about typing a website’s URL that I’ll use google instead and type just part of the link.
Taking a look at my recent search history there are only two items which weren’t related to my children, best compact cameras with manual settings and Kilkee golf club opening times. Oh, by the way, still freaking out that I can say my children instead of my child.
Here’s a snippet of some of the searches:
Baby grunts when hungry
Results: No real interesting results other than he may have acid reflux.
Large spews while on cow and gate anti reflux
Results: Nothing anyway useful.
Is Baby constipated
Results: Cian is fine 🙂
Baby blood in stool
Why: AHHHHH What the hell. Totally freaked out when this happened. Just be happy folks there are no accompanying photo with this one!!!
Results: This was a time when google and the internet came up trumps. Thankfully we concluded nothing major wrong and just related to the above.
How much water can you give a new born
Why: Again related to the two above I’d read cooled boiled water can help babies. But that too much can be bad as it will fill them up and turn them off taking their feeds.
Results: No real good answer online. But after a call with the public health nurse she says as Cian is putting on weight, 1oz a day or every second day should be fine. She did mention that some doctors are against this when the baby is so young.
Small intolerance to eggs
Why: Forcing us to take a break from sorting out Cian’s feeding concerns, along came Missy with a slight rash on her elbow and arm. Trigging another slight panicked moment. Off to the pharmacy to ensure it’s nothing major to worry about and buy some cream. Confirmed it was more than likely some sort of reaction, and my husband then recalled that Missy had been having eggs most days. Missy is fine with eggs within baked and cooked products but straight up eggs like boiled or scrambled can cause a small reaction. Having some every day was just too much for her.
Results: This was more to confirm what we already suspected and yep skin irritations can appear if someone has an intolerance to eggs, the protein in the egg whites. Must be related to her previous intolerance to cows milk protein.
Child candid photography
Why: Blogging has reignited my interest in photography. Landscapes, as much as I try, just aren’t my forte. So with two children of my own to use as guinea pigs I want to improve my skills.
Results: Too muchy to read when I searched. I really should pick my timing better.
Pipe cleaner stick woman
Why: We were making way too many stick men and the feminist in me wanted some woman to join them, I just didn’t know how to make them.
Results: I still don’t know!!
When do babies go to 5 feeds a day
Why: Tired at 5am.
Results: Not favourable, another while to go.
3 week old whiteheads
Why: Cian has more whiteheads on his nose than a teenage boy hitting puberty. You look at them and just want to slap a nose strip on the poor guy.
Results: Baby acne all thanks to hormones passed from me to Cian.
2 year old lies about being hit
Why: Scarily Missy sometimes says someone has hit her. We know one or two might be real as kids in creche are all learning right from wrong. But most are untrue. It’s scary to think she’ll say something to the wrong person. We really don’t think social services are needed 🙂
Results: Again google to the rescue with plenty of information on how 2 year olds struggle separating a previous real life event and their current surroundings. Also read on how it’s a sign of a toddlers development, the ability to lie, go figure!
What age do babies hold their own head
Why: Tired at 5am!
Results: Was too tired to remember.
Winding a sleeping baby
Why: Tired at 7am
Results: Do the same as when they’re awake.
Further searches are going to be how to get a 2 year to bed without a major melt down. Of course granny comes over and gets Missy to bed without a single tear!!